734 Tasting Notes
Just an OK black tea. Nothing special about the flavor. Tastes about the same as PG Tips. I made this as a builder’s tea, with 1% dairy milk. Maybe I need to experiment more with trying it plain and perhaps decreasing steep time and water temp a little. The packaging recommends 4 minutes at 208 degrees Fahrenheit.
The ingredients list on this one is so smart! Oat flower, licorice root, chamomile, lavender, lime (linden) flower, Valerian root, green Rama tulsi. One of the nicest-tasting and most effective bedtime blends I’ve ever tried (and I have tried many!). It’s slightly sweet without being cloying and has a nice, bready mouthfeel. Doesn’t taste like candied soggy hay, which many chamomile- and- licorice- based herbal blends run the risk of, IMHO. I didn’t get much of the lavender or Valerian, which is OK with me, as those can be overpowering too if not balanced correctly.
I was already pretty tired when I drank this, but I was out like a light within 15 minutes of finishing this cup. Pretty good for a bagged grocery store tea!
Flavors: Apple, Floral, Oats, Sweet, Tulsi
Notes of amaretto, vanilla, cherry. Coconut leaves a slight oil film on the top of the liquor.
Base is likely a ceylon— a good quality one.
Very smooth and well-balanced. Nice dessert tea, good with a splash of milk and a little white cane sugar.
Flavors: Almond, Cherry, Sweet, Tea, Vanilla
Another item in my Sips By box for this month. I really like this one. It’s similar to yerba maté, but less smokey. This blend has a bread-y mouthfeel and notes of toast, raisins, and wood. Really nice as a breakfast tea. I also appreciate that it’s grown, processed, and packaged in the U.S.
I followed the instructions on the bag and only used 1 tsp of leaf, but I think next time I will make it a little stronger.
Flavors: Bread, Honey, Raisins, Toast, Wood
Got this in this month’s Sips By box. I’ve never tried a pure cacao tea before. The dry mix smells heavenly, like fresh baked brownies. Steeps up an orangey-brown color. The longer you let this steep, the better for the flavor— you can’t really oversteep it. You also have to let the water cool down quite a bit to get the full flavor. Tastes very earthy and chocolatey, just like you’d expect. Manages to taste just like chocolate without being sweet, which I appreciate, as I don’t like sweet teas. It’s pretty good!
Flavors: Cacao, Dark Chocolate, Earth, Nutty
In this sampler pack, this one was fair-to-middling. It’s good if you like coconut, and the coconut flavor works well with the roasted dandelion and chicory base, because toasted coconut is a thing. Not as good as the Caramel Nut and Dark Roast blends, and not something I’d be in the mood for every day… but again, as with the Mocha Mint blend, I’m not unhappy that I got to try it.
Flavors: Coconut, Dandelion, Nutty, Roasted
Absolute perfection for anyone looking to reduce or eliminate coffee from their diet! Will definitely be purchasing a whole box of this flavor. The experience is a lot like having coffee. It smells like freshly-brewed drip coffee and has a similar mouthfeel. Has the roasted bean-y bite that you want in a cup of black coffee, but no caffeine and no acidity. I personally did not add any milk or sweetener to it, but you totally could if you want to and the brew would hold up to it like coffee.
Flavors: Coffee, Dark Bittersweet, Nutty, Roasted, Toasty
Easily my favorite from the dandelion blend sampler pack I got. Just so, so, so good. The sweetness/ burnt sugar notes from the caramel complements the burnt, roasted note from the dandelion root, and the extra nutty flavoring enhances everything as well. Smells heavenly and feels like having a second cup of coffee, but without the caffeine or the acid.
Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Coffee, Dandelion, Nutty, Roasted, Roasted Nuts, Sweet, Toasty